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Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 1185

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
Rank this Week: 1774

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Care Attorney?

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Care Attorney?
    When you start to get older, you invariably begin to think about things that never crossed your mind previously. Retirement can seem like a world away, but eventually, it starts to peek its head over the horizon. Topics covered in this report…
  • Feb 25

    Budget Proposal for 2016 Would Reduce Estate Tax Exclusion

    Budget Proposal for 2016 Would Reduce Estate Tax Exclusion
    The federal estate tax is controversial, and there are those who would say that it is unfair, because it is an instance of double taxation. You pay taxes all of your life, and your estate is comprised of whatever you have left after paying…
  • Feb 23

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Draw Up a Last Will?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Draw Up a Last Will?
    Now that we are firmly embedded in the digital age, a do-it-yourself mindset has developed. People often search the Internet to find out how to do things, and you can tackle many different types of tasks on your own. However, the key is to…
Rank this Week: 1542

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Top 10 Dumb Mistakes Made by People Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Top 10 Dumb Mistakes Made by People Under the Influence of Alcohol
    A recent post on our Los Angeles DUI blog, we spoke about how alcohol affects the brain’s ability to care about mistakes. There’s never a shortage of news to justify that finding. Here are ten of the dumbest mistakes people have…
  • Feb 23

    Research Suggests an Intriguing Reason for Why People Do Stupid Things While DUI in Los Angeles and Elsewhere

    Research Suggests an Intriguing Reason for Why People Do Stupid Things While DUI in Los Angeles and Elsewhere
    One of our recent blog posts covered some strange Los Angeles DUI stories, and today’s tale isn’t any less bizarre. On February 17th, an Australian man presented at a local hospital with a deep chainsaw wound that he had allegedly…
  • Feb 20

    What Happens After a Los Angeles DUI: The Long-term Picture

    What Happens After a Los Angeles DUI: The Long-term Picture
    Los Angeles DUI attorneys completely understand the long-term impact of a DUI conviction. Every case and every individual faces different repercussions. One person may bounce back from a conviction with help from a supportive community.…
Rank this Week: 1640

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Santa Ana Man Charged with Murder After Fatal DUI

    Santa Ana Man Charged with Murder After Fatal DUI
    A Santa Ana man was charged with murder and felony hit and run causing death after killing Pearleen Hopkins on January 28, 2015.  Dallas Reichstein, 46 faces 34 years to life in prison after his SUV struck Hopkins on West MacArthur…
  • Feb 3

    Suge Knight Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder in Los Angele

    Suge Knight Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder in Los Angele
    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed murder and attempted murder charges against Marion "Suge" Knight for allegedly running down two men in Compton. One of the men, Terry Carter, 55, was killed while Cle "Bone" Sloan, has…
  • Jan 28

    Irvine Man Arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

    Irvine Man Arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
    Irvine resident, Colin Selsted, 27, was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died as a result of a crash on Shady Canyon Drive. Devon Williams, 23, of Westminster, was transported to Western Medical Center where she died from her…
Rank this Week: 1702

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Feb 27

    CEQA; sex offender registration, residency-restriction opinions filing Monday

    CEQA; sex offender registration, residency-restriction opinions filing Monday
    As expected, the Supreme Court will file opinions on Monday in the last three undecided cases from the December calendar.  These will be the last opinions signed by now-retired Justice Marvin Baxter. In Berkeley Hillside Preservation v.…
  • Feb 26

    Supreme Court affirms death judgment, leaves open possible vicarious liability against CHP

    Supreme Court affirms death judgment, leaves open possible vicarious liability against CHP
    The Supreme Court filed two opinions this morning, one a review of a Court of Appeal writ decision and one a decision of an automatic direct appeal of a judgment of death. In State of California v. Superior Court, the court held that the…
  • Feb 25

    Vicarious liability, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow

    Vicarious liability, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file two opinions.  In State of California v. Superior Court, the court will address whether the California Highway Patrol can be considered the special employer of a tow truck driver…
Rank this Week: 1572

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
  • Feb 20

    Los Angeles Unified School District Attorneys to Help Students Facing Deportation

    Los Angeles Unified School District Attorneys to Help Students Facing Deportation
    Immigration issues are nothing new in the U.S. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials and teachers have long dealt with students who may not have been in the country legally. The LAUSD is the second largest school district in…
  • Feb 13

    Florida Court of Appeals Makes Social Media Discoverable

    Florida Court of Appeals Makes Social Media Discoverable
    In January of 2015, the Florida State Court of Appeals delivered a ruling that may prove to be a landmark. Within the context of a personal injury case, the court ruled that social media posts made by the plaintiff were discoverable even…
Rank this Week: 1514

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Feb 27

    Reverse Estate Planning to get a step up in basi

    Reverse Estate Planning to get a step up in basi
    I heard a great presentation recently by a CPA. He was talking about, what he calls, “reverse estate planning.” Say what? Well, we all know that the focus in estate planning has changed from estate taxes (death taxes) to capital…
  • Jan 1

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015
    The IRS released their gift and estate tax exemption numbers for 2015 a few months back. In case you missed it they are: GIFT TAX: It remains at $14,000 per donor per donee.  So a husband and wife can do … Continue reading…
  • Dec 9

    International Will

    International Will
    I have been practicing law since 1994. I have been extremely focused on the areas of estate and probate law during that time.  Through those years I have a number of clients who have property in other countries. Usually we ……
Rank this Week: 1538

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Court Decision Reaffirms Foreclosure Right in Deed in Lieu Case

    Court Decision Reaffirms Foreclosure Right in Deed in Lieu Case
    Sometimes projects fail. Its a reality of real estate. When lenders and borrowers are faced with a failing project and a loan in default, they have options. One is foreclosure. If the borrower and lender are in a contentious relationship,…
  • Feb 20

    When Do Electronic Signatures Count?

    When Do Electronic Signatures Count?
    In the Internet Age, purported electronic signatures are becoming more and more common. They are the standard in certain areas of business law, like when one electronically "signs" a contract to engage in e-commerce. Real estate law, however,…
  • Feb 12

    Court Decision May Affect New Real Estate Broker Law

    Court Decision May Affect New Real Estate Broker Law
    Late last year, we reported that starting on January 1, 2015, commercial real estate brokers and salespeople in California would have to comply with the agency disclosure requirements that previously only applied to residential brokers. This…
Rank this Week: 1429

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane
    Hollywood Reporter has covered Cohen IP Law Group’s recent lawsuit against Universal Pictures, Seth MacFarlane and other defendants for trade dress infringement and other…
  • Feb 18

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group
    Cohen IP Law Group is happy to announce that it has obtained an order today in favor of our client, from the Hon. Dale Fischer, vacating a $1.3 million judgment previously obtained by Beats Electronics. Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
Rank this Week: 1579

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1705

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation
    The Death with Dignity bill has goals that are certainly worthy of consideration. At the same time, a number of medical organizations and advocates argue that we may need to think deeply about how assisted-suicide legislation in California…
  • Feb 18

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect
    Thirty million dollars and 260 new positions are coming to the California Department of Health to assist in the Licensing and Certification Division. Will this help with California's huge backlog of nursing home complaints? Learn more from…
  • Feb 11

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death
    Two Los Angeles County nursing homes received AA citations and $75,000 fines for deaths of residents in December 2014. Learn more on the California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog.
Rank this Week: 1370

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulatory change will extend employment authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent…
  • Jan 31

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
  • Jan 30

    USCIS Will Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on February 18, 2015

    USCIS Will Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on February 18, 2015
    On January 29, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will begin accepting requests for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015. The expanded DACA program expands the…
Rank this Week: 1597

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 24

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"
    IPNews® - The battle over “Left Shark” is not over as Katy Perry’s lawyers have moved the scuffle into the realm of Trademarks. The battle over the Super Bowl’s “Left Shark” did not end once copyright…
  • Feb 19

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing
    IPNews® - Qualcomm was recently fined $975 million for being in violation of China’s anti-monopoly law related to patent licensing. As the primary producer of smartphone chips and related technology, Qualcomm allegedly abused its…
  • Feb 13

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?
    IPNews® - A legal debate over copyright ownership of the dancing “Left Shark” from the Super Bowl half time show has gone viral.    Katy Perry’s alleged ownership over her half-time shark intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 1751

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?
    The jury selection process was dicey. Who among you is open to the idea that the police aren't telling the truth and the Defendant is? A few hands went up. Most just stared at the Defendant wondering why she was going to trial. Who among…
  • Feb 19

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA
    In an effort to stamp out crime, the undercover officer entered the business slowly, looking around for any sign of the criminal activity. He thoughtfully removed a $100 bill and gave it to the suspect. He was directed into the darkness of…
  • Feb 16

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?
    René "Boxer" Enriquez was a high level Mexican Mafia crime figure. His life was based on intimidation, murder, drug sales and evil. Boxer was a made member of the Mexican Mafia. What's a made member you ask? It's somebody who has…
Rank this Week: 1580

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Feb 24

    PERB Expands Right to Union Representation to Interactive Process Meeting

    PERB Expands Right to Union Representation to Interactive Process Meeting
    The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently held in Sonoma County Superior Court (Sonoma) that employees are entitled to union representation at interactive process meetings.  With this ruling, PERB expressly overturned prior…
  • Feb 17

    IRS Releases Final Affordable Care Act Information Reporting Form

    IRS Releases Final Affordable Care Act Information Reporting Form
    This blog was authored by Shardé C. Thomas The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently released the final versions of the information reporting forms that Applicable Large Employers (i.e. large employers subject to the…
  • Feb 10

    Your Employee Is On-Call, But Is Your Employee “Working”?

    Your Employee Is On-Call, But Is Your Employee “Working”?
    This blog post was authored by Jennifer Palagi. The term “on call pay” is subject to various interpretations.  There is on-call pay where an employer pays an employee a flat rate or small hourly amount to be available to the…
Rank this Week: 1494

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Palestinian Authority Declared Guilty and Charged Over $655 Million

    The Palestinian Authority Declared Guilty and Charged Over $655 Million
    Justice against the Palestinian Authority has finally been served. The six terrorist attacks following the Second Intifada’s end in 2004 was proven on Monday by lead trial counsel Kent Yalowitz of Arnold & Porter to have been…
  • Feb 17

    Enhanced Communication of Nursing Home Staff with Residents Improves Resident Well-Being

    Enhanced Communication of Nursing Home Staff with Residents Improves Resident Well-Being
    For a nursing home staff to be effective, communication is key.  Unfortunately, very little social interaction occurs between nursing home residents and staff even though they are frequently in each other’s company.  In fact,…
  • Feb 12

    New Rules to Five Star Keep Nursing Homes on Their Toe

    New Rules to Five Star Keep Nursing Homes on Their Toe
    A new stringent system is waiting to be implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Nursing Home Compare that will lower the cut-off points regarding the attainment of certain star levels. The system calls for 11 new…
Rank this Week: 1650

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Feb 21

    Reflecting Oscar

    Reflecting Oscar
    Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend…
  • Feb 20

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy
    .@DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015
  • Feb 7

    What It Take

    What It Take
    1. Aspiring producers/writers/creatives: dogged persistence, while Capraesque, is not in itself enough (woefully misplaced?) to execute. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 7, 2015 2 indie or not, to produce for the mass market,…
Rank this Week: 1302

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Might Have Been On Purpose

    Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Might Have Been On Purpose
    Car Crash Turns into Homicide Investigation   Today the Sheriff’s homicide detectives have to investigate a possible, deliberate car crash. The crash had left two innocent children injured and their forty-six year old father dead.…
  • Feb 16

    Driver Claims Bruce Jenner Crashed into His Vehicle

    Driver Claims Bruce Jenner Crashed into His Vehicle
    Lawyer’s Duke It Out Over Who Is At Fault in Bruce Jenner Crash   Most have heard Bruce Jenner’s name in the news, on the internet and in the tabloid magazines before. However, here lately that name has been dropping out of…
  • Feb 12

    Hummer Involved in Bruce Jenner’s Crash

    Hummer Involved in Bruce Jenner’s Crash
    Local Family in Hummer Involved in Bruce Jenner Crash   According to the accident report that has the world buzzing with information about Bruce Jenner’s crash, a Hummer H2 vehicle that was involved in the crash had been carrying a…
Rank this Week: 1654

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1748

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1486

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Does Facebook have a Role in Divorce Cases?

    Does Facebook have a Role in Divorce Cases?
    Does Facebook have a role in divorce cases? Many people believe Facebook to be simply a way to have fun, stay in touch with friends play games, and other light-hearted and harmless activities. However, Facebook has been playing an increasing…
  • Jan 9

    What is a Divorce Deposition?

    What is a Divorce Deposition?
    What is a divorce deposition? Just like each marriage is different, each divorce case is also different. Some divorces are uncontested with few major issues and with couples agreeing on a settlement relatively easily and efficiently. Other…
  • Dec 23

    Child Support Enforcement in California

    Child Support Enforcement in California
    Child Support Enforcement in California. When a judge officially finalizes your divorce—approving any settlement agreements, issuing orders for child support or spousal support, and legally dissolving your marriage—you may feel a…
Rank this Week: 1509

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1666

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1532

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
Rank this Week: 1337

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence
    According to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), in 2014, drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol killed around 10,500 people; 345,000 were injured. The statistics for the number of accidents occurring in…
  • Dec 1

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted
    Back in the early 1970’s, during the Nixon era, a new phrase became commonplace in the United States. The War on Drugs was the phrase, and while the idea to combat the sale and use of illegal drugs may have seemed like a good one, it…
  • Nov 13

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego
    A three car pileup occurred last night around the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue in Escondido. According to police, a black truck driving around 9p.m. crashed into a silver sedan; makes and models of the vehicles aren’t released.…
Rank this Week: 1642

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem
    As family law lawyers, we are used to emergencies - goes with the territory. Judges like to say that sorting out Christmas visitation is not an emergency, since it always comes at the same time every year. Well, that doesn't stop clients. …
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
Rank this Week: 1468

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"
    President Obama's executive order to provide relief to undocumented immigrants opens up a new opportunity for many who had no options. However, whenever the immigration laws change, it also creates a chance for unlicensed notaries public,…
  • Nov 21

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie
    With President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration issues, the phone has been ringing constantly at both the Pasadena and Palm Springs offices. The Law Offices of J Craig Fong has fielded over 50 telephone inquiries this…
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
Rank this Week: 1745

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    California Association of Realtor

    California Association of Realtor
    Jim W Hildreth Mediator was appointed by the California Association of Realtors to serve on the newly formed mediation panel known as Mediation Center.Hildreth's focus is disputes involving real estate, with buyers, sellers and the real…
  • Dec 28

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act
    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act: California’s solar access laws appear in the state’s Civil, Government, Health and SaJim W…
  • Dec 24

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA
    Untitled, a photo by TulipFleurs on Flickr.Oakland, CA Happy Holidays from Real Estate Mediation Services.http://www.RealEstateMediation.orghttp://www.RealEstateMediation.org
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California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape
    Last week a District judge in Elko sentenced 77-year-old Grady Fisher to life in prison. He had been found guilty of several counts of sexually abusing young step-relatives. The crimes occurred in his Ryndon residence, which is a few miles…
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
Rank this Week: 1376

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 1760

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    We’ve Moved!

    We’ve Moved!
    The California Comp Blog has moved to: RTGR law.com Blog We’ll see you there!    
  • May 7

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption
    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP is pleased to announce our new Powerpoint presentation: Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions – Mitigating Public Agency Workers’ Compensation Exposure.  This presentation covers…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 1578

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1436

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 3

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend
    During major holiday weekends, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department increases its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The Daily Breeze reports that 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend this…
  • May 28

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine
    A former "Days of our Lives" actor has been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Los Angeles County home. According to The Malibu Times, the 20-year-old actor was arrested at his Agoura Hills home for selling cocaine. It is…
Rank this Week: 1667

California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation

Covers recent decisions of the California Courts that are of interest to the civil litigation practitioner. By Pamela Fasick.

http://californiacivillitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule
    The California Supreme Court Discards the State's Idiosyncratic Interpretation of the Fraud Exception Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association (No. S190581, January 14, 2013) The California Supreme Court…
  • Oct 27

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit
    I Was Informed There's a Judgment Against Me But I Never Heard of Any LawsuitIt's relatively unusual for a person who had no notice that they had been named as a defendant in a civil action to be informed that there is a civil judgment…
  • May 11

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA
    Court of Appeal Reverses a Judgment Sustaining a Demurrer by Blue CrossCoast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (B205892, May 11, 2009)11 p.
Rank this Week: 1381

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 1767

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

Focused on California labor and employment law from an employer perspective. By Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

http://aalrremploymentlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!
    Due largely to your support, we have out grown our current blog site and have created a new blog in connection with the release of our new firm website – www.aalrr.com. It is new, but the same great information is still available.
  • Oct 16

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie
    By Ronald W. Novotny and Jonathan JudgeIn the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions that could affect everyday policies that union and non-union employers maintain in the workplace. …
  • Sep 24

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 1551

Northern California Accident…

Northern California Accident Attorney Blog

Published By Estey & Bomberger, LLP

http://www.northerncaliforniaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    One Motorcyclist Killed, One Injured in Head-on Collision in Siskiyou County

    One Motorcyclist Killed, One Injured in Head-on Collision in Siskiyou County
    YREKA - A head-on collision that left a Fort Jones resident and an Etna man seriously injured is being blamed on distracted driving, the Siskiyou Daily has reported. The accident happened on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at approximately 2:55…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Cyclist Struck by Car in San Leandro Intersection

    Teen Cyclist Struck by Car in San Leandro Intersection
    SAN LEANDRO - A teenage bicyclist was hurt Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car, Mercury News reported. The accident occurred at the intersection of Liberty Street and 163rd Avenue. According to the news report, the cyclist, a…
  • Sep 27

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Back Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Back Injurie
    Q. I thought one of the benefits of wearing a Skechers Shape-ups was back pain relief? A. One of the many benefits of Shape-ups touted by Skechers was back pain relief, however, a number of consumers have experienced the opposite - the…
Rank this Week: 1407

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 1753

California Truck Accident Attorney…

California Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers California truck and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.californiatruckaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Off-Duty Sherriff's Detective Tragically Killed in Crash Involving Big-Rig

    Off-Duty Sherriff's Detective Tragically Killed in Crash Involving Big-Rig
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 41-year-old off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was tragically killed in a crash involving a big-rig early Saturday morning, reports The Press-Enterprise. A written statement from the San Bernardino…
  • Aug 7

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Pasadena Star-News is reporting that two truck drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries in a crash that occurred on the eastbound Interstate 10 Tuesday morning. The crash occurred at about 7:20 a.m. when a semi…
  • Jul 14

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A tragic accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the city of Berkeley involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, identified as a 65-year-old Shlomo Bentin, was found lying on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street at…
Rank this Week: 1723

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelescriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Long Beach Residents Arrested In Connection With UCLA And UC Irvine Burglarie

    Long Beach Residents Arrested In Connection With UCLA And UC Irvine Burglarie
    According to KTLA, two Long Beach residents have been arrested on a suspicion of committing burglaries on the campuses of UCLA, UC Irvine and several other University of California campuses.
  • Aug 4

    North Hollywood Man Charged In Los Angeles Arson

    North Hollywood Man Charged In Los Angeles Arson
    The Sacramento Bee reports that a North Hollywood man, Kurt Billie, has been charged with setting 10 fires in 3 days in the San Fernando Valley. The fires are considered part of a larger arson spree that caused nearly $1 million damage. The…
  • Jul 25

    New Suspects Arrested In Bryan Stow Beating Case - Initial Suspect Giovanni Ramirez To Be Exonerated

    New Suspects Arrested In Bryan Stow Beating Case - Initial Suspect Giovanni Ramirez To Be Exonerated
    The Los Angeles Times reports that two new suspects have been charged in the brutal Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow. Reports indicate that Louise Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, both of Rialto were identified as suspects in the beating…
Rank this Week: 1709

Dress Warm

Dress Warm

Covers criminal law. By Keith J. Bruno.

http://dresswarm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    But Who Was The Better Singer??

    But Who Was The Better Singer??
    MAN FACES TRIAL FOR STABBING AND MURDERING ACQUAINTANCE IN PARK AFTER DISPUTE OVER WHO WAS A BETTER SINGER*Co-defendant has pleaded guilty in this case and is expected to testify in the trial
  • Jun 9

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)
    June 9, 2010Case # TBAOCSD DEPUTY CHARGED WITH INJURING 78-YEAR-OLD IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS*Defendant is also charged with using fake cocaine to buy prescription drugs in an unrelated case
  • Jun 8

    Truly Tragic..

    Truly Tragic..
    DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FACES TRIAL FOR CRASHING INTO AND MURDERING MOM WHO WAS RIDING BIKE WITH SON
Rank this Week: 1465

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2087

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Mar 2

    Why Tax Software Is Lousy Purchase

    Why Tax Software Is Lousy Purchase
    Why pay for Turbo Tax or its competitors when, odds are, you can get it for free? Unless you like burning money. Seventy percent of American taxpayers qualify for free tax software. If your income was $60,000 last year or less, you can use…
  • Feb 26

    Mix Old Debts & Good Faith Payments For Bad Result

    Mix Old Debts & Good Faith Payments For Bad Result
    Old debts don’t live forever. The shell of the debt may hang around, like this mummy, but inside the shell, the debt is dead. But just like a bad mummy movie, old, dead debt can be brought back to life. All it takes is an…
  • Feb 20

    California Exemptions For 2015

    California Exemptions For 2015
    When the sheriff arrives at your employer, or your bank, or your business with a levy in hand, you want to know NOW, and FOR CERTAIN,  what part of your assets are protected by an exemption under California law. Exemptions are measured…
Rank this Week: 2072

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Mar 1

    How Can I Preserve My Legacy?

    How Can I Preserve My Legacy?
    When you are planning your estate, you may be concerned about how you will be remembered after you pass away. If you feel this way, you can engage in a more comprehensive form of estate planning called legacy planning. There are various…
  • Feb 24

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    Accumulating wealth is one thing, but preserving it is another. Though you pay taxes throughout your life, there is also a federal estate tax that can impact the future of your family if you have enjoyed a considerable level of financial…
  • Feb 22

    How Do You Find an Elder Law Attorney?

    How Do You Find an Elder Law Attorney?
    The aging of the baby boomer generation is having a significant impact on the country’s demographic makeup. A lot of people are approaching senior citizen status at the same time, and as a result, people are asking questions about legal…
Rank this Week: 2157